Our President Julie Kjestrup (Head of Policy and Thought Leadership for VELUX) is the last invitee of the Energ’Ethic podcast hosted by Marine Cornelis.
Several topics arise during their conversation.
Starting by giving a look at the professional background of our President and how she has reached the point of being one of the key voices in the energy efficiency field in Brussels, the pair also emphasise how energy efficiency has undoubtedly increased its political relevance in the past years. But, the question on how to appropriately apply the concept for the benefit of all remains.
Here, the discussion takes a turn into more specific topics, from the need of upskilling (either via training programs or information campaigns to energy poverty and the multiple benefits ingrained in energy efficiency (climate-related, societal and economic). While also paying attention to concrete legislative measures such as the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, and its importance for all actors as a provider of certainty and guidance, as well as the newly-announce Net-Zero Industry Act, and how such file should put more attention into already-available technologies such as the ones provided by the energy efficiency industry.
The exchange also takes time into looking on the work from EuroACE and the Renovate Europe Campaign, as Julie Kjestrup both acts as President of the former and Vice-Chair of the latter. This section brings attention to the great influence that EuroACE has on energy efficiency-related policymaking at EU level and the important role that the Renovate Europe Campaign especially plays on a national level.
All this conversation, organically develops into the last topic of debate which is the need to better communicate the benefits and potential of energy-efficient driven measures to the whole political spectrum and the entire population to truly drive change moving forward.
You can listen to the full episode here.